an ability to control or influence people as though one had magical power over them.
With some fakeologist posts.
Just a short post, after the long (Don’t) Mind the Logic one.
“A man is a fabulous nuisance in space right now. He’s not worth all the cost of putting him up there and keeping him comfortable and working”
James Van Allen (1959)
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Modern science is based on the principle: give us one free miracle and we’ll explain the rest. The one free miracle was the appearance of all matter and energy in the universe, with all the laws that govern it.
Via Hoi Polloi @ CC22
BBT is essentially the same as the Bible’s theory, except faster.
If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.
Amazing that he was charged criminally with spreading false news (a law from the King days in 1200s), then they suspended his (Royal) mail. He beat both obscure charges.
The more you listen to this interview the more you realise he was possibly a real free speech fighter.
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”? Alice Walker
“People who want a sane, static, measurable world take the first aspect of an event or person and stick to it, with an almost self-protective obstinacy, or by a natural limit to their imaginations. They do not indulge in either deepening or magnifying.”
h/t Richard Benedict
There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
Truth is something which can’t be told in a few words. Those who simplify the universe only reduce the expansion of its meaning.